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Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box


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    Bigger when you need bigger.

    Have you been considering upgrading to a wagon or one of those mega-SUV things? Don’t do it—just install a Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite cargo box. The SkyBox is huge, easy to use, and easy to pop off your car when you don’t need it.

    The SkyBox is made with a Carbonite lid that’s tough, lightweight, and 80% recycled. It even has internal lid stiffeners that add strength and make the box open more easily and uniformly. It also opens from both sides of the car for convenience, and installs without tools. The SkyBox is big—accommodating skis and snowboards up to 180cm, and it’s compatible with round, square, or aerodynamic crossbars.

    • Carbonite (80% recycled) textured lid
    • Internal lid stiffeners
    • SuperLatch secure closure
    • SKS Integrated Lock System
    • Dual-sided opening and tapered rear for easy access
    • Aerodynamic design
    • Tool-free installation
    • Fits snowboards and skis up to 180cm, gear for up to 3 campers
    • Fits round, factory, aerodynamic, and square Yakima bars
    • Item #YAK000O

    Tech Specs

    Carbonite (up to 80% recycled)
    81 x 36 x 15 in
    16 cu ft
    round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
    Locks Included
    yes, SKS lock cores
    Claimed Weight
    47 lbs
    Part Number
    Recommended Use
    carrying cargo, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    You need this box!

      Instead of getting a new/bigger car when my new kid was born we just got this box. We can now carry everything needed for road trips on the ample space the box provides. Installation took minutes and couldn't be any easier. Great purchase.

      Does the job

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought this to replace a Yakima cargo box that I bought 8 years ago. The box would still be serving us well except that my wife didn't shut the box completely and a gust of wind ripped the lid off. Not Yakima's fault obviously. I docked one star because the latch to open the box could be improved. I haven't found a better box and I'm sure this one will last us a long time.

      Great Box.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Easy to install on the vehicle and remove when not needed. We use this to reclaim storage lost due to our dog riding in the back of our 4runner. With this box (and some creative packing) we are able to take a family of 5 and a dog camping for week long trips. For our size family a Skybox 18 would be easier to pack, however, the Skybox 16 is a nice balance of form and function for our vehicle.

      Love this cargo box

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We bought this box for a long road trip with our Subaru Outback & have not taken it off since! It was great for storing extra items like a crash pad on the trip. It is also super handy for things you do not want in the car like snowshoes or trash. Highly recommend for trips & everyday use.

      Perfect Sized Cargo Box

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Yakima Skybox 16 is the perfect sized cargo box. I was looking for a box that would carry skis/snowboard equipment for up to 5 people and would also have enough room for gear on summer road trips. The Skybox 16 definitely fits the bill for both.

      It is easy to install and take off, seals perfectly to keep the elements out, is quiet during rides, and comes with locks and two keys.

      I have it installed on Yakima round bars on a Subaru Outback and it went on easily.

      The only con that I have for it is that it did substantially affect my gas mileage. I am sure this is the case with any box, especially one of that size.

      Love it!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is the best for traveling! It is completely sealed so you don't have to worry about water getting inside. It is super easy to load and holds a ton of stuff.

      Make a HUGE difference

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      So when it come to cargo boxes size totally matters. I saw the 12 and thought it was way to small so we went with the 16! I'm so glad that we decided to get the bigger box! It's huge! I'm so stoked to use it this winter and not get my car all scratched up! also for camping this summer so we have more room for the dog and other camping essentials! Installation was a breeze if you already have bars on your car (Rav4) and not to mention that the color of the carbonite is super sleek so it doesn't look tacky when it's on your car! the material is way strong and durable. Also did I mention that it is super areo dynamic? so great on gas. There is a hit on MPG but not by that much! Pics are soon to come! I would totally recommend this topper if you are looking to maximize carrying stuff from one place to another!

      Unanswered Question


      With the SKS Integrated Lock System, I bought a pack of them just so that all my
      cross bars, and bike locks will be on the same key. So the question is, can I pop out the STS that comes with the product and install one from my pack? Or will I be stuck with 2 different keys?

      I see the review says up to 180 cm skis.
      But the dimensions look like it could handle a little more... I have a pair of 190 cms. Would they squeeze in?

      Hey Mark,

      Yakima quotes this as being able to carry skis up to 185cm. You could angle you 190's in there. But, it will be a little awkward, as you may have to put them on top of your other gear.

      More questions? Just call or email me, directly.